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ALCANTARA, Joelma Moreira; YAMAGUCHI, Klenicy Kazumi  and  VEIGA JUNIOR, Valdir Florêncio da. Essential oils of the Sextonia rubra (Mez ) van der Werff (Lauraceae). Acta Amaz. [online]. 2013, vol.43, n.1, pp.113-116. ISSN 0044-5967.

The essential oils of the leaves and branches of Sextonia rubra were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-FID and GC-MS. In the leaves were identified as the major constituents α-pinene (21.7%), β-pinene (15.4%), α-copaene (12.5%) and germacrene D (12.1%). In the branches essential oil, α-copaene (22.9%), β-selinene (7.9%) and β-elemene (7.2%) were identified as the most abundant constituents. This paper describes for the first time the composition of these essential oils.

Keywords : Amazonia; pinene; copaene; caryophyllene; louro gamela.

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